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Articles from the October 3, 2015 edition


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  • Community Calendar

    Oct 3, 2015

    Saturday, Oct. 3 Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. Saxon-Gurney Commnunity Church Fall Festival, 6 p.m., Saxon, Wis., Community Building. Sunday, Oct. 4 Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. Carl Pellonpaa, 2 p.m., Little Finland, Kimball, Wis. Gogebic Range Trail Authority, 6 p.m., Pit Stop, Bessemer. Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer. area74.org. Monday, Oct. 5 Iron County Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 72 Michigan Ave., M... Full story

  • Mitchell J. Babic

    Oct 3, 2015

    SUPERIOR, Wis. - Mitchell J. Babic, 97, of Superior, formerly of Mercer, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at Villa Marina Health and Rehab. Mitchell was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Sandrock, the son of Narrie and Michael Babic. He married the former Jean M. McFarlin in 1945 and they celebrated 39 years of marriage until her death in 1984. Mitch enjoyed doing many things in life. He was a fishing guide and a trapper. He was a caretaker and did remodeling jobs. He also loved photography. He was... Full story

  • A survivor's journey

    Kelsey Hansen|Oct 3, 2015

    IRONWOOD - Barbara Kucera, known as Bobbie by her friends and family, was diagnosed with breast cancer almost nine years ago - the anniversary of her surgery will be April 26, 2016. And she has had nine wonderful years of being cancer free after a tumultuous month so many years ago. Bobbie went in to have her yearly mammogram, a routine check-up she had been getting for many years. "Every year I would get a mammogram and this time they said there was something," she said. Kucera had her... Full story

  • Trail group seeks grant for ownership research

    Richard Jenkins|Oct 3, 2015

    HURLEY — While the deadline is roughly a month away, the Iron County Regional Trail Committee agreed Thursday to pursue a coastal management grant through the Wisconsin Department of Administration to help develop the Wisconsin portion of a regional trail. The committee agreed to seek a $50,000 grant requiring $25,000 in matching funds, according to information presented at the meeting. As the committee remains a loose coalition of citizens, Iron County will serve as the entity actually applying for the grant. The grant money would be used t... Full story

  • Midgets hand Broncos first loss

    Jason Juno|Oct 3, 2015

    HARRIS – A three-hour bus ride nor the No. 3-ranked Division 8 team in the Upper Peninsula could stop the Hurley Midgets Friday night. Nothing really is stopping Hurley these days. The Midgets racked up 500 rushing yards on 54 carries and handed host Bark River-Harris its first loss of the season 52-34 Friday night. Hurley won its fourth straight game in the midst of a tough schedule, improved to 6-1 and secured an 18th straight trip to the WIAA postseason. "I thought offensively our kids w... Full story